7 Day Botswana Safari

 
Overview

    What's Included?

  • Private Camping Safari
  • Airport Transfers
  • Meals on Safari
  • Unlimited Drinking Water
  • Camping Gear
  • Expert Safari Guide
  • All Permit Costs

Come join us on an epic 7 days of wildlife viewing in the infamous Okavango Delta and Chobe National Park. Explore the Makgadikgadi Salt Pans, take a Mokoro ride through the heart of the Delta, and make extensive game drives along the Savuti Region, the Khwai Concession, and the Moremi Game Reserve. This marvelous region of Botswana is home to some of the most impressive animals in the world, giving you a chance to spot families of elephants and hippos, herds of zebra, antelope, giraffe and wildebeest, and the very rare and beautiful white and black rhinos. As stunning as these creatures are, lurking in the distance are some of the most deadly and graceful predators in the world, home to many prides of lions, as well as the leopard, cheetah, hyena and crocodile. With so much variety to offer, this wonderful oasis in the heart of Botswana will surely amaze at every stop.

Full Itinerary

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Day 1: Makgadikgadi Pans (Nxai Pan) (Morning and Afternoon Game Drive)

We depart for our first day of safari early in the morning, and head to the Makgadikgadi Pans, a stunning area known for its myriad of Salt Pans. Our first day of safari has us exploring the Nxai Pan, one of the largest of the many topographic depressions in the region. Herds of zebras and wildebeest can be seen grazing after the rains come, and the pans are also home to many antelope species, such as the gemsbok and eland. After a day admiring the wildlife and scenery, we depart for camp for a fireside dinner and stargazing.

Overnight Camping

Day 2: Makgadikgadi (Kumaga) (Morning Game Drive to Kumaga, Afternoon Game Drive)

After our first night of camping, we depart a little deeper into the Kumaga Pans, where herds of elephants are plentiful. This area is quite magnificent, and the salt flats you are exploring stretch for miles, covering an area almost as large as Switzerland. Get your binoculars out, as this is a great area for bird watching, as some 350 species call this area home. After our final day in the salt pans, we have one more night at camp before we make our trip to the Okavango Delta.

Overnight Camping

Day 3: Makgadikgadi/Okavango (Morning Game Drive to Okavango, Afternoon Mokoro)

As we depart for one last game drive out of the Makgadikgadi Pans, we head back towards Maun before making the quick drive to the Mokoro Station, our launching point to the Okavango Delta. We meet our captain and load up the mokoro, traditionally a wooden canoe pushed through the high grass waters of the delta. Keep your eyes peeled for herds of wildebeest and the occasional family of elephants, as well as many different species of exotic birds on our way to camp. If time allows, your guide will take you on a short walk before our campfire dinner and comfy beds.

Overnight Camping

Day 4: Okavango/Moremi Game Reserve (Morning Game Walk, Mokoro to Station, and Drive to Moremi)

Up bright and early this morning, we depart for a game walk after a hearty breakfast and coffee. After a few days in the Land Cruiser, it feels good to stretch our legs and navigate through the wilderness. You are really on safari now as we search for animals on foot, stalking the herds of zebra and wildebeest just like the many big cats that occasionally grace the area. After a good morning of solid game watching, we depart on our mokoro ride back to the station, and hop in the jeep for a drive to the Moremi Game Reserve. This area boasts impressive wildlife and it's breathtaking wilderness, with picturesque views of floodplains, lagoons and grasslands will have you mesmerized.

Overnight Camping

Day 5: Moremi/Khwai Concession (Game Drive out to Khwai Concession and Afternoon Game Drive)

After packing up our camp, we enjoy a game drive through Moremi out to the Khwai Concessions, departing on a Mokoro ride through an area that will delight with its diverse beauty comprising of a stunning landscape of forests, lagoons, floodplains and islands teeming with wildlife. Game viewing is excellent year-round as resident species such as the lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, and countless others roam this impressive landscape. Tonight we have the option for a night drive in the Khwai if you are feeling adventurous.

Overnight Camping

Day 6: Khwai Concession/Savuti (Game Drive out to Savuti and Afternoon Game Drive)

After a good cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast, we depart on towards Savuti, hoping to see some last minute wildlife as we make our way through Khwai. Our afternoon will consist of a good game drive exploring the array of wildlife and wilderness that Savuti offers. Savuti is well known for its' predators, most notably its' resident lion and hyena population, and if we are lucky we may just get up close and personal.

Overnight Camping

Day 7: Savuti/Kasane (Morning out of Savuti, Drive to Kasane)

Unfortunately, our final day of safari has arrived. As we pack up camp, we then head on a game drive through the Savuti area on our way to Kasane. The plains are always a highlight and the area is known for its great concentration of predators, as well as herds of buffalo, antelope and zebra. After a full final day of game drives, we depart for Kasane and your next adventure. Optional day and overnight tours to Victoria Falls with Odirile Safari are a great way to end your vacation in Africa!

Overnight Hotel

Optional Victoria Falls Packages Available*

Day 1: Chobe National Park (Morning Game Drive and Afternoon River Cruise)

Your guide will meet you in the morning as you begin your adventure with Odirile Safaris in the Chobe game reserve, where we will make an extensive game-drive along along one of the densest populations of game in Africa. In the afternoon, we head down to the Chobe River to enjoy a scenic drive by boat. Not only do animals such as the antelope and giraffe roam the plains while natural predators like the lion run wild, but this area has one of the largest population of elephants in the world.

Overnight Camping

Day 2: Chobe/Savuti (Morning Game Drive to Savuti and Afternoon Game Drive)

After a hearty breakfast, we depart for Savuti with a final game drive through the Chobe area. Getting a last glimpse of the park and it's wildlife, we are now in the Savuti region, where after lunch our game drive of this area begins. Savuti is well known for its' predators, most notably its' resident lion and hyena population, and if we are lucky we may just get up close and personal.

Overnight Camping

Day 3: Savuti (Morning and Afternoon Game Drive)

As the Savuti area is vast, your guide will opt for either a full day trip or a combined morning and afternoon drive, depending on where animals are concentrated. The plains are always a highlight and the area is known for its great concentration of predators. We also have the option to make a short climb to see some Bushman rock paintings, beautiful vistas from the hill, and are back in camp after sundown.

Day 4: Savuti/Khwai Concession (Morning Game Drive to Khwai and Afternoon Game Drive)

In the morning we depart for the Khwai Concession, making a final game drive through Savuti to the Mokoro Station. Once we arrive, we gear up and head out to the game reserve in a the traditional canoes used by locals and safari guides to head into the bush.

Overnight Camping

Day 5: Khwai/Moremi Game Reserve (Morning Game Drive to Moremi and Afternoon Game Drive)

After a full day exploring the Concession, it is time to take our Mokoro out and head to the Moremi Game Reserve, hopefully getting some spectacular photographs of the wild game and birds that call this area home. On our way to Moremi, we see if we can spot some of the herds of zebra and impala, and potentially some of the wily predators that are searching for their next meal.

Overnight Camping

Day 6: Moremi/Okavango Delta (Morning Game Drive to Okavango and Afternoon Mokoro)

After packing up camp, we have a morning game drive out of the Moremi Game Reserve, getting our last glimpse of this stunning wilderness paradise. After some final photos and epic scenery, we arrive at the Mokoro station to depart into the heart of the Delta. Get your binoculars out, because with over 350 species of birds, this is a great place to set your eyes to the heavens. Herds of zebra and antelope are common, but keep your eyes peeled for the families of elephants grazing on the shores and the stray hippopotamus basking in the water.

Overnight Camping

Day 7: Okavango Delta to Maun (Morning Game Walk, Mokoro to Station, and Afternoon Drive to Maun)

Up bright and early this morning, we depart for a game walk after a hearty breakfast and coffee. After a few days in the Land Cruiser, it feels good to stretch our legs and navigate through the wilderness. Your really on safari now as we search for our prey on foot, stalking the herds of Zebra and Wildebeest just like the many big cats that call this area home. After a good morning of solid game watching, we depart on our mokoro ride back to the station, and make the short trip back to Maun where we send you off on your next adventure!

Overnight Hotel

Optional Scenic Flight Available*

Day 1: Makgadikgadi Pans (Nxai Pan) (Morning and Afternoon Game Drive)

We depart for our first day of safari early in the morning, and head to the Makgadikgadi Pans, a stunning area known for its myriad of Salt Pans. Today we are going to explore the Nxai Pan, one of the largest of the many topographic depressions in the region. Herds of zebras and wildebeest can be seen grazing after the rains come, and the pans are also home to many antelope species, such as the gemsbok and eland. After a day admiring the wildlife and scenery, we depart for camp for some dinner and stargazing.

Overnight Camping

Day 2: Makgadikgadi (Kumaga) (Morning Game Drive to Kumaga, Afternoon Game Drive)

After our first night of camping, we depart a little deeper into the Kumaga Pans, where herds of elephants are plentiful. This area is quite magnificent, and the salt flats stretch for miles covering an area almost as large as Switzerland. Get your binoculars out, as this is a great area for bird watching, as some 350 species cover the area. After our final day in the salt pans, we have one more night at camp before we make our trip to the delta.

Overnight Camping

Day 3: Makgadikgadi/Okavango (Morning Game Drive to Okavango, Afternoon Mokoro)

As we depart for one last game drive out of the Makgadikgadi Pans, we head back towards Maun before making the quick drive to the Mokoro Station, our launching point to the Okavango Delta. We meet our captain and load up the mokoro, traditionally a wooden canoe pushed through the high grass waters of the delta. Keep your eyes peeled for herds of wildebeest and the occasional family of elephants, as well as many different species of exotic birds on our way to camp. If time allows, your guide will take you on a short walk before our big dinner and rest.

Overnight Camping

Day 4: Okavango/Moremi Game Reserve (Morning Game Walk, Mokoro to Station, and Drive to Moremi)

Up bright and early this morning, we depart for a game walk after a hearty breakfast and coffee. After a few days in the Land Cruiser, it feels good to stretch our legs and navigate through the wilderness. Your really on safari now as we search for our prey on foot, stalking the herds of Zebra and Wildebeest just like the many big cats that call this area home. After a good morning of solid game watching, we depart on our mokoro ride back to the station, and hop in the jeep for a drive to the Moremi Game Reserve to set up camp.

Overnight Camping

Day 5: Moremi/Khwai Concession (Game Drive out to Khwai Concession and Afternoon Game Drive)

After packing up our camp, we now depart for a game drive out to the Khwai Concessions. The Khwai Concession is known for it's diverse beauty comprising of a stunning landscape of forests, lagoons, floodplains and islands teeming with wildlife. Game viewing is excellent year-round as resident species such as the lion, cheetah, leopard, elephant, and countless others roam this impressive landscape. Tonight we have the option for a night drive in the Khwai if you are feeling adventurous.

Overnight Camping

Day 6: Khwai Concession/Savuti (Game Drive out to Savuti and Afternoon Game Drive)

After a good cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast, we depart on towards Savuti, hoping to see some last minute wildlife as we make our way through Khwai. Our afternoon will consist of a good game drive exploring the array of wildlife and wilderness that Savuti offers. Savuti is well known for its' predators, most notably its' resident lion and hyena population, and if we are lucky we may just get up close and personal.

Overnight Camping

Day 7: Savuti/Maun(Game Drive in Savuti and Drive to Maun)

After a good cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast, we spend our last day continuing our exploration of the Savuti region. This is our last day to catch the big 5, so keep your eyes peeled for the missing rhino or leopard! Once we have done all we can to cross all the animals off our list, it's time to make our way back to Maun, the perfect time to book an optional scenic plane ride over the Delta before making your way back to the hotel.

Overnight Hotel

Optional Scenic Flight Available*

Day 1: Chobe National Park (Morning Game Drive and Afternoon River Cruise)

Your guide will meet you in the morning as you begin your adventure with Odirile Safaris, where we will make an extensive game-drive along along one of the densest populations of game in Africa, spotting your first glimpse of wildlife in the area. In the afternoon, get your life jackets out as we cruise along the Chobe River enjoying elephants bathing along the shore. After our first action packed day, it's time to head to camp for some well earned dinner and rest.

Overnight Camping

Day 2: Chobe National Park (Morning and Afternoon Game Drive)

After yesterday's sampling of Chobe, we hit the road for a full day in this wonderful National Park. Not only do animals such as the antelope and giraffe roam the plains while natural predators like the lion run wild, but this area has one of the largest population of elephants in the world.

Overnight Camping

Day 3: Chobe/Savuti (Morning Game Drive to Savuti and Afternoon Game Drive)

After a hearty breakfast, we depart for Savuti with a final game drive through the Chobe area. Getting a last glimpse of the park and it's wildlife, we are now in the Savuti region, where after lunch our game drive of this area begins. Savuti is well known for its' predators, most notably its' resident lion and hyena population, and if we are lucky we may just get up close and personal.

Overnight Camping

Day 4: Savuti (Morning and Afternoon Game Drive)

As the Savuti area is vast, your guide will opt for either a full day trip or a combined morning and afternoon drive, depending on where animals are concentrated. The plains are always a highlight and the area is known for its great concentration of predators. We also have the option to make a short climb to see some Bushman rock paintings, beautiful vistas from the hill, and are back in camp after sundown.

Day 5: Savuti/Moremi (Morning Game Drive to Moremi and Afternoon Game Drive)

We hit the road for a final game drive through Savuti on our way to the Moremi Game Reserve, hopefully getting some spectacular photographs of the wild game and birds that call this area home. On our way to Moremi, we see if we can spot some of the herds of zebra and impala, and potentially some of the wily predators that are searching for their next meal.

Overnight Camping

Day 6: Moremi/Northern Moremi Khwai (Morning and Afternoon Game Drive)

After a hearty breakfast, we go into the heart of Moremi, in the Xiini region of Moremi Wildlife Reserve. Adjacent to the Moremi Wildlife Reserve, the only proclaimed wildlife area in the Okavango Delta, the Moremi Game Reserve boasts impressive wildlife, including all major naturally occurring wildlife, including the Black Rhino. It's breathtaking wilderness, with picturesque views of floodplains, lagoons and grasslands will have you mesmerized after a full day of exploring.

Overnight Camping

Day 7: Northern Moremi Khwai/Kasane (Morning Game Drive and Drive to Kasane)

After packing up camp for our final day, we have our last game drive in the Northern Moremi Khwai Region, getting our last glimpse of this stunning wilderness paradise. Get your cameras ready for our last glimpse of the magnificent herds of buffalo and wildebeest, as well as the breathtaking families of elephants and giraffes. After stretching out the day as long as we can, it is time to depart for Kasane and your next adventure.

Overnight Hotel

Optional Day and Overnight Tours to Victoria Falls*